Community PartnersCommunity Partners are available to help businesses with the certification process, with preparing bids, explaining the M/W/DBE requirements, and explaining the rules and regulations governing doing business with sister agencies. Community Partners also help non-minority suppliers with locating M/W/DBE partners and subcontractors.
- Government Contracting Assistance Center (GACO)
- Technical assistance
Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and disabled, and veteran owned businesses
- Renee Decker - Contracting Specialist
- (724) 738-2346
- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Sourcing for woman owned firms
- Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council of PA, NJ, DE (EMSDC)
- MBE certification for ethnic minorities including Black, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans, access to working capital loans and specialized financing, Advanced Management Education Programs and Scholarships, business opportunity fairs, matchmaking, corporate training.
- Valarie J. Cofield, President/CEO
- (412) 391-4423 or (215) 569-1005